Pa. Girls: Tues. Pa. girls: C.R. North's Herr reaches state tournament

Posted: October 17, 2013

If Council Rock North's Erica Herr is feeling any pressure, her coach said, she certainly isn't showing it.

Herr won Tuesday's PIAA Class AAA East Regional girls' golf championship and continued her pursuit to be the state's first golfer - boy or girl - to win three straight state titles.

The senior carded a 1-under-par 71 at Golden Oaks Golf Club in Fleetwood. Her day was highlighted by an eagle on the par-4 15th hole.

"She's very cool," coach Rich White said.

White said Herr separated herself with her putting.

The top 12 finishers advance to next week's two-day state tournament in York.

Seven of the top eight finishers were from District 1. Pennsbury's Jackie Rogowicz, who could be Herr's biggest threat to a state title, finished second with a 73. Samantha Staudt of Coatesville was third with 74.

In the Class AA final, Villa Maria's Cara Basso finished with a 78 for second place and was the only area golfer to qualify for the state championship.

Cross-Country

Jerrica Bauer of George School finished in 19 minutes, 57.6 seconds to capture the Friends Schools League title at Belmont Plateau. Germantown Friends took the team title behind Alison Love's third-place finish.

Soccer

Marie Valenti scored off a rebound in the 14th minute, and Boyertown held on to edge Phoenixville, 1-0, at Spring-Ford in the Pioneer Athletic Conference final four.

Valenti's sister, Sarafina, earned the shutout with three saves.

In the final, the two-time defending champions will meet Spring-Ford, which blanked visiting Upper Perkiomen, 4-0. Megan Giannopoulos led the way with three goals.

Suburban One. Gabby Farrell scored in overtime off an assist from Fran Donato, and Neshaminy edged host Council Rock South, 1-0.

Central. Haverford High's Kelly Rogers had been practicing her penalty kicks. Her coach, Alexandria Hill, told the goalie she could take one if the Fords were to receive one.

Rogers' wait finally ended and she didn't waste the chance, as she drilled the first-half kick as Haverford topped host Springfield (Delco), 2-1.

Catholic Academies. Maryanna Solecki and Devon Conway each scored once and assisted on another goal to lead visiting Mount St. Joseph past Nazareth Academy, 4-0.

Ches-Mont. Hannah Cheslock and Marit Vike scored, and Great Valley blanked host Avon Grove, 2-0.

Field Hockey

Julie Cardamone and Katherine McVeagh each scored two goals, and Springfield (Montco) rolled over visiting Upper Dublin, 4-1, in a Suburban One American game.

Friends Schools. Ashley Smith scored twice to lift Academy of the New Church over visiting Friends' Central, 5-0.

Central. Lexi Kenneally scored once and assisted on one of Lydia Sydnor's two goals as Radnor topped visiting Marple Newtown, 3-0.

Inter-Ac. Kelly McGowan's three goals helped Episcopal Academy cruise at Springside Chestnut Hill, 5-0.


mbreen@phillynews.com

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